What is the Easy Vegan Meal Plan ?
How It Works
In keeping with the name, it is very “easy” 😉
First, sign up! Once you’ve subscribed, you will have access to your own Easy Vegan Meal Plan online profile. The meal plans you will receive each week are 100% plant-based and will cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. The meal plans will include grocery lists, nutritional information, information and advice on ingredient substitutions, freezing, and more. You will be able to “favourite” meals you’ve enjoyed and will have access to past meal plans and recipes and related grocery lists and nutritional information. As well, there is an FAQ section, a “How-To” section, live support, and “Welcome” and instructional videos.
In addition to all of this, the Easy Vegan Meal Plan site will be host to exclusive and special live events such as “Cooking with Sam” where Sam will cook one of the meal plan recipes live in the kitchen with you, Q&As with Sam, and more!
You can cancel your subscription at any time by simply selecting My Account > Subscriptions. Click Cancel next to your active subscription.
Who Can Sign Up ?
Questions about Veganism
First things first: Sam’s recipes are not health focused. They are 100% flavour focused!
To answer the question of “health”, we defer to Dr. Michael Gregor M.D. FACLM of NutritionFacts.org:
“Those who choose to eat plant-based for their health say it’s mostly for general wellness and disease prevention, or to improve their energy levels or immune function. They felt it gave them a sense of control over their health, helps them feel better emotionally, improves their overall health, and makes them feel better. Most felt it was very important for maintaining their health and well-being. For the minority that used it for a specific health problem, it was mostly for high cholesterol or weight loss, followed by high blood pressure and diabetes. Most reported they felt it helped a great deal.”
And if you’re concerned about protein, we suggest watching this little video and be prepared to have your mind blown: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flashback-friday-do-vegetarians-get-enough-protein
Protein is found in all whole plant-based foods. So yes, beans and nuts have protein, but so does fruit, veggies, grains, and seeds. Greens like spinach, kale, peas and broccoli, have somewhere around 20-30% protein, even rice has 8% protein. You only need 8%-10% of your diet to be protein, so as long as you eat a varied diet, you will easily get all the protein that you need. In fact, the average vegan gets about 70% more protein than they even need in a day.
We highly recommend watching the documentaries “Forks Over Knives” and “What The Health” (both are on Netflix). They focus on the health benefits of a plant-based diet. 😊
For vitamin B12, reliable vegan sources of B12 are foods fortified with B12 (including some plant milks, some soy products and some breakfast cereals) and B12 supplements.
For more nutrition questions, we always recommend going to nutritionfacts.org